In November 2017 the Government of Canada announced important changes to the CRC Program to ensure greater diversity among Chairholders.
In particular, these changes include:
- Limiting Tier 1 Chairs to a single renewal, allowing chairholders to hold a maximum of two, seven-year terms;
- Allowing universities additional flexibility to convert chairs between Tier 1 and Tier 2 and across disciplines until December 2019, to promote greater uptake of diverse researchers into these prestigious positions; and
- Revising the distribution of regular chair allocations across the federal research granting councils to promote research excellence in the natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.
Full details are available on the Government of Canada CRC website.
McGill's CRC EDI Action Plan articulates the University’s commitment to ensuring that recruitment to CRC positions is undertaken in a manner that ensures access to the greatest range of qualified candidates.
For our progress to date, please see McGill's December 2018 Institutional Equity Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Progress Report
For information with respect to the all other criteria for and administration of CRC awards at McGill, please see the Academic Personnel website.